New Zealand telecommunications firm Spark has formally announced that it is set to expand its rollout of Internet of Things in the country. In a statement issued to the press, Spark confirmed that its long-range, low-power network will be deployed for commercial use in 60% of the places where New Zealand residents live, work and play.

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India’s smartphone market has reported an increase in growth as Chinese vendors continue to dominate the mobile manufacturing industry in the country. Growth in the Indian smartphone market stagnated in 2016, but it returned to strong growth in 2017 and was the best performer amongst the top-20 smartphone markets globally, according to the IDC.

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Chinese multinational telecommunications vendor ZTE has seen its innovative NB-IoT application recognized globally by being awarded the prestigious GLOMO award at Mobile World Congress 2018. It was ZTE’s ‘smart parking’ solution which won the Best Mobile Service for the Connected Life GLOMO 2018 at the industry trade show currently being hosted in Barcelona.

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The Indian government has announced that it will develop a national program on AI after acknowledging that the emerging technology has been the potential to reshape and revolutionize the world as we know it. It has also been reported that India is looking to China for inspiration and will attempt to replicate its business model and strategic approach to Artificial Intelligence in order to become a global AI superpower.

Read more: India set to replicate Chinese model in effort to become AI superpower

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